Can I Be Fined for Not Wearing PPE ?
Many governmental health and safety bodies fine employers for disregarding PPE.
For example, OSHA can issue citations to an organization for each worker ignoring or improperly following PPE standards.
To receive a per-employee fine, the employer must meet one of these requirements:
Many violations caused high rates of injuries or illnesses
A violation led to damage such as a worksite catastrophe, worker fatality or injuries and illnesses
The employer has violated regulations in the past or has purposely disregarded OSHA-mandated responsibilities, undermining the effectiveness of an OSHA program
The employer’s overall conduct – as partially demonstrated through employees – demonstrates a lack of faith in OSHA
Your actions can lead to these violations, incurring fines for your employer.